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					                   OCEANS & MARINE LIFE WEB SITES

Access these sites through your computer’s Internet connection. Open the underlined address
(URL). Information can be printed or downloaded to your computer. Be sure to follow links to
other sites and find your way back with the “Back” button. Also, we note where we found
broken links in our sampling of links within a site. Teachers will need to replace these links with
their own.

All of the sites listed were active as of March 22, 2005. The evaluation is by the AVA Center
staff according to the amount of information given, the general appearance of the site and its
potential use in the classroom. This list is also sent through email if you have a school email
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                                     WEBSITES
ACADEMY OF ACHIEVEMENT- HALL OF EXPLORERS
    http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/halls/sci

       • Robert D. Ballard, Ph.D.
       http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/bal0int-1
       Transcript of an interview with noted oceanographer Robert Ballard, discoverer of the
       Titanic. Includes a Profile and a Biography as well as audio and video clips. Click on
       Curriculum Center for teacher and student materials. Excellent

       • Sylvia Earle, Ph.D.
       http://www.achievement.org/autodoc/page/ear0int-1
       Transcript of an interview with noted oceanographer Sylvia Earle, known for her deep
       ocean explorations. Includes a Profile and a Biography as well as audio and video clips.
       Click on Curriculum Center for teacher and student materials. Excellent
ALIEN STINGERS – CNIDARIANS
         http://www.alienstingers.com/stingerhome/
A site from the New York Aquarium on cnidarians (corals, jellyfish, & anemones). Sections:
Stingers, Games, Scientists, Parents & Teachers (including teachers guides and student
activities), and The Exhibit. Excellent

ALL ABOUT OCEANS AND SEAS                        NEW!
       http://www.zoomschool.com/subjects/ocean/
An extensive site for elementary students on oceans and seas. Sections include: Why is the
Ocean Salty?, What Causes Waves?, The Water Cycle, Ocean Animal Printouts and much more.
Excellent

ALL ABOUT THE OCEAN
       http://www.suelebeau.com/ocean.htm
A huge page of links on oceanography. Sections: General Ocean Links; Whales, Dolphins &
Sharks; Ocean Creatures; Manatees; Ocean Habitats; Ocean Pollution; and Ocean Webquests.
Excellent




AMAZING WHALES
      http://www.dkd.net/whales/
Whale Facts, Stranded Whales, Sounds, Dugongs, Whale Behaviors, Minke Whales, Whale
Watching, Dolphins, Hervey Bay (Australia). Excellent

AQUARIUS – THE WORLD’S ONLY UNDERWATER LABORATORY
       http://www.uncw.edu/aquarius/
Aquarius is an underwater laboratory located at a depth of 63 feet in the Florida Keys National
Marine Sanctuary. Sections: Mission Information, What’s New, IPIX Virtual Tour, Mission
Archives, Information, For Teachers & Students, Press Room and Archive. Excellent

BATHYMETRY, CLIMATE CHANGE AND “OFFSHORE” GEOLOGIC HISTORY
       http://www.bigelow.org/virtual/index_bath.html
Web resources for information plus classroom activities on ocean bottom topography and how
climate and its changes affect our oceans. Includes Background Info, Key Questions, Web
Links, Terminology, Hands-On (activities), Images and Movies. Excellent

BLACK SMOKERS OF JUAN DE FUCA RIDGE
        http://www.amnh.org/nationalcenter/expeditions/blacksmokers/black_smokers.html
Follows an expedition to collect a black smoker a mile underwater in 1998. Includes: Games,
Glossary, Black Smokers, World Ridge System, Expedition Journal, Life Forms, Underwater
Tools, Video and Image Gallery, Talk to the Scientists, Teacher Resources (including lesson
plans). An outstanding site. Excellent

THE BRIDGE – OCEAN SCIENCE TEACHER RESOURCE CENTER
       http://www.vims.edu/bridge/
A huge amount of oceanographic information for the classroom. Sections: Ocean Science
Topics, Resource Pavilion (incl. lesson plans, virtual expeditions, online publications, etc.), Data
Port, Elementary Grades (links & resources by grade level), and Communications (TROLLS,
Ask an Oceanographer, FAQ, etc.). Excellent

CANDID CAMERA – UNDERWATER STYLE – SEAL CAM
         http://whyfiles.org/061polar/seal.html
Details a project in Antarctica to mount tiny underwater cameras on the heads of Weddell seals
hunting under the ice pack and then retrieving the tapes when the seals surface to breathe.
Includes 3 QuickTime videos (a bit long loading) including one where a seal just misses catching
a tasty fish. Fun and different. Excellent

COASTAL EXPLORATIONS                        NEW!
        http://www.leo.lehigh.edu/envirosci/geology/coast/
“Coastal Explorations allows you to explore a variety of coastal formations.
Many different locations along the California and New Jersey coasts are provided for your
exploration. Click on a map below to begin your exploration. As you examine the images and
movies, pay close attention to unique coastal features. As you explore this site, compare the
differences and similarities between California and New Jersey coasts. How are coastal areas
different in each state? How are they similar? Where is coastal erosion most prevelant? What
kinds of human activities modify the shorelines? What development issues do people living on
the coast encounter in each state? Click on the map of California or New Jersey to explore!”
You click on the map to see photos of sections of the coastline. Includes some video clips.
Excellent

C.O.O.L. – COASTAL OCEAN OBSERVATION LAB
        http://www.imcs.rutgers.edu/mrs/LEO/LEO15.html
“An integrated ocean observatory has been developed and operated in the coastal waters off
the central coast of New Jersey (USA). One major goal for the Long-term Ecosystem
Observatory (LEO) is to develop a real-time capability for rapid environmental assessment and
physical/biological forecasting in coastal waters. To this end, observational data is collected
from satellites, aircrafts, ships, fixed/relocatable moorings, and autonomous underwater
vehicles. The majority of the data are available in real-time allowing for adaptive sampling of
episodic events and are assimilated into ocean forecast models. In this observationally rich
environment, model forecast errors are dominated by uncertainties in the model physics or
future boundary conditions rather than initial conditions. Therefore, ensemble forecasts with
differing model parameterizations provide a unique opportunity for model refinement and
validation.” The Gallery has photos and video clips. The Education section has lesson plans.
Excellent

CORAL REEF FISHES
       http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/2298/index.html
Information on the great diversity of marine life on the coral reefs. Sections include: Diversity,
Feeding, Reproduction, Endangered Species, Fish of the Week, Portfolio, and Links. Excellent
photos. Excellent
CORAL REEFS – 42EXPLORE
       http://www.42explore.com/reef.htm
Information and classroom activities on coral reefs. Excellent

DATA FROM OCEAN BUOYS
      http://www.bigelow.org/virtual/index_buoy.html
Web resources for information plus classroom activities on data from ocean buoys. Includes
Background Info, Key Questions, Terminology, Web Links, Hands-On (activities), Images and
Movies. Excellent

DESCENT TO THE MID-ATLANTIC RIDGE – A LIVE EXPEDITION NEW!
       http://earthguide.ucsd.edu/mar/
Travel along with the scientists as they explore the Mid-Atlantic ridge and make some exciting
discoveries. “Reporting from the decks of the research ship Atlantis, from the middle of the
Atlantic Ocean, we invite you to join an international team of scientists as they spend almost
four weeks exploring an unusual mountain called the Atlantis Massif, which is part of the
extensive Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is one of the earth's largest undersea
mountain ranges at a length of nearly 10,000 km.” Sections: Overview, Expedition Journal,
People, Glossary, Just for Teachers, and Additional Resources. Excellent

DIVE AND DISCOVER – EXPEDITIONS TO THE SEA FLOOR
         http://www.divediscover.whoi.edu/
“Dive and Discover is... an interactive distance learning Web site designed to immerse you in
the excitement of discovery and exploration of the deep seafloor. Dive and Discover brings you
right on board a series of research cruises to the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans, and
gives you access to the latest oceanographic and deep submergence research as it happens! Be
at the front line of scientific inquiry and join scientists - geologists, geophysicists, chemists
and biologists - who are exploring the seafloor and making amazing deep-sea discoveries.
Daily updates, photos, videos, and e-mail correspondence with scientists aboard research
vessels allow you to follow the progress of the scientific mission and find out about life on the
floating laboratories at sea.” Follows seven expeditions. “The Dive and Discover side of the
site allows your classrooms to follow along with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
researchers as they explore the world around us. Ask the scientist questions, check to see daily
activities aboard their floating laboratory at sea, allow students to see careers that might be
right for them, and even check out what is on the menu! This Educator's Companion portion
gives you access to classroom integration tips developed by COSI and teachers involved in
previous Dive and Discover expeditions. Also included in the Companion is background
information, activities, assessment tools, and a vast array of resources to make this project last
a week, a month, or a semester!” Outstanding. Note: We did not find any fees associated with
this site. Excellent
DOLPHIN RESEARCH CENTER
       http://www.dolphins.org/
Information about the Dolphin Research Center in Grassy Key, Florida. Includes terrific photos
of the dolphins at the center. Includes: Meet the Pod, Join the Pod, Learn About Marine
Mammals, Who We Are, What We Do, and much more. Excellent

ESTUARINE SCIENCE: DISCOVERY OF ESTUARINE ENVIRONMENTS
        http://omp.gso.uri.edu/doee/science/intro.htm
Information on the ecosystems of estuaries. Sections: All About Estuaries, Water Properties,
Biological Communities, and Global Changes. Also History & Culture, Virtual Field Trip, Biota
Gallery, Maps, Glossary and Teacher Resources. Teacher Resources includes Printed Resources,
Internet Resources and Classroom Activities. Excellent

FISH PRINTOUTS (MAKE YOUR OWN COLORING BOOK)
       http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/fish/printouts/
A large number of pages of fish pictures to print out and make into a coloring book. Note: Scroll
down the page for the printouts. Excellent

JEFF’S NUDIBRANCH SITE AND CORAL REEF GALLERY
       http://divegallery.com/
An extensive photo gallery of Nudibranches AKA sea slugs, anemone fish, crinoids and much
more from the sea around the Philippine Islands. Info on each species. Questions & Answers.
Includes Tropical Fish, Corals, and Shells. Outstanding photos and video clips. Excellent

KAIKOURA
       http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/kaikoura/
An account of a National Geographic/Smithsonian expedition to explore Kaikoura Canyon in the
waters off New Zealand. Sections: Canyon, Creatures, Crews, Dispatches, Resources and Web
links. Excellent

KINGDOM OF CORAL: THE GREAT BARRIER REEF                                  NEW!
       http://www.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0101/feature2/media.html
A video visit to the Great Barrier Reef of Australia. A 6 ½ minute video presentation. Click on I
Have It to begin (needs Flash) Excellent

LEARN ABOUT OCEAN TIDES, TIDE POOLS, & TIDE PREDICTION
         http://www.bigelow.org/virtual/index_tides.html
Web resources for information plus classroom activities on ocean tides, tide pools and tide
prediction. Includes Background Info, Key Questions, Web Links, Terminology, Hands-On
(activities), Images and Movies. Excellent

LIFE ON THE ROCKY SHORE – A THINKQUEST SITE
        http://library.thinkquest.org/J001418/
A student-created site on life at the tide line. Sections: Animals, Tides, Tide Tables, Tide pool
Safety, Activities, Fun Stuff (games, crossword puzzle, word search), and Research. Excellent
MAKING WAVES
         http://waves.marine.usf.edu/mwhome.htm
Information on the oceans and their conservation. Sections include information, teaching
activities and links to more information. Sections: Coral Reefs, Red Tide, Sea Level Rise, Real
Time Data, Natural Disasters, El Nino, Oceans From Space, and Breaking News. Excellent

MARINE BIOLOGY ONLINE SCIENCE COURSES
       http://www.marinebiology.org/science.htm
Online introductions to Fish Biology, Fish Ecology, General Ecology, Marine Ecology, Coral
Reefs, Coral Bleaching, Mangroves, Oceanography, SCUBA Adventures (summer on-ship
learning adventures), and Forums (online forums). Excellent

MARINE BIOLOGY: THE LIVING OCEANS
        http://ology.amnh.org/marinebiology/?src=k_p
A fun, colorful site with lots of information for elementary students on the oceans and marine
life. Sections: Dive into the World Beneath the Sea, Work the System, Ocean Creatures Feature,
It Takes All Kinds to Make a World, Journey to the Bottom of the Sea, They Glow, Stuff to Do,
Tide Poll, Meet the Ologists, and What Do You Know? Outstanding. Excellent

MARINE RESERVES: WHERE DO YOU FIT IN?
         http://www.jason.org/digital_labs/CINMS/
An online simulation from the JASON Project. “The sea around Anacapa Island is one of the
most biologically rich and economically important areas of the Channel Islands National
Marine Sanctuary and National Park. Because Anacapa Island is close to mainland harbors,
it is a very popular place to fish and dive. In this simulation, you have been asked to represent
one of the stakeholders in a working group to establish new marine reserve areas near
Anacapa. You must develop a plan that will satisfy the group you are representing yet be
acceptable to the other groups’ representatives.” Includes Teacher Background and Classroom
Activities. Outstanding. Excellent

MUSEUMS IN THE CLASSROOM OCEAN PROJECT
        http://www.chias.org/www/edu/mitc/wkshp/ocean/oceans.html
“This project was created by teachers in the 1997 Museums in the Classroom Summer
Workshop at the Chicago Academy of Sciences. The lesson is all about water and how it
functions, specifically in the ocean. Included in this project are hands-on activities, links to
other web sites on oceans and water, extension ideas, and a discussion of the standards met by
this project.” Sections: Outline of the Lesson, Words of the Week, Try This!, Resources, and
Wait, There’s More. Suitable for elementary students. Excellent

NEPTUNE’S WEB – AN OCEANOGRAPHIC VOYAGE IN LEARNING
        http://pao.cnmoc.navy.mil/educate/neptune/neptune.htm
Educational site for the Navy’s Naval Meteorology and Oceanographic Command. Sections
include: Sailing Directions (recruitment), Sea Searcher (search engine), Student’s Sea of
Knowledge (oceanographic encyclopedia), Teacher’s Realm (incl. Oceanography lesson plans
and activities), a Quiz, and Mysteries of the Deep (FAQs). Excellent
NOAA – NATIONAL OCEANOGRAPHIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION
       http://www.noaa.gov/
A portal to all of the NOAA websites. Excellent

NOAA BOOKSHELF
       http://www.education.noaa.gov/books/index.html
Online books, coloring books, games and puzzles. Sections: Adopt-a-Buoy, Puffy the Puffer’s
Book of Fun Fish Facts, The Kohola and the Kolea, and the Pacific Coral Reef Coloring Book.
Excellent

NOAA ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS
       http://www.education.noaa.gov/students.html
A large number of student resources including workbooks, information sites, coloring books,
storybooks, and activities. Sections: Weather, Climate Change and Our Planet, Oceans and
Coasts, and Satellites and Space. Excellent

NOAA PHOTOGRAPH AND IMAGE COLLECTION
        http://www.photolib.noaa.gov/collections.html
A must for images!! Over 16,000 photographs and images indexed and searchable. Image
collections: The National Severe Storms Laboratory, The National Undersea Research Program,
NOAA in Space, NOAA at the Ends of the Earth, National Estuarine Research Reserve System,
NOAA’s Ark, Flying with NOAA, Small World, The Coral Kingdom, America’s Coastlines,
Beginnings and Endings (sunrises, moonrises, sunsets, moonsets), Treasures of the Library,
Sailing for Science, Fisheries, Sanctuaries, Geodesy-Measuring the Earth, Coast & Geodetic
Survey Historical Image Collection, National Weather Service Historical Image Collection, and
the National Marine Fisheries Historical Image Collection, An outstanding site. Excellent

NOAA RESEARCH – K-12
       http://www.oar.noaa.gov/k12/
“This site is a joint effort of the NOAA Research and the College of Education at the
University of South Alabama (USA). The goal of the site is to provide middle school science
students and teachers with research and investigation experiences using on-line resources.”
Projects: El Niño, Storms, Atmosphere, Fisheries, Great Lakes, and Oceans. Excellent

NOVA ONLINE - INTO THE ABYSS
       http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/abyss/
Online companion for the NOVA special “Into the Abyss”. Includes The Mission, Life in the
Abyss, the Last Frontier, and Dispatches. Includes terrific video clips. Also, check the
Teacher’s Section for lesson plans. Excellent

OBSERVING A CORAL REEF
      http://www.eduweb.com/jason/index.html
A JASON project in which students study a coral reef using data recorded between 1993 and
1997 to determine changes. Students compare images from 1993 and 1997 to determine
changes. Note: This ties in with other JASON projects. Excellent
OCEAN ADVENTURE
       http://library.thinkquest.org/18828/
An exploration of hydrothermal vents. Sections: Prepare, Ethics, Research Tools, Mysteries,
Meet the Scientists, Interactivities, Fauna, Forum, Glossary, Geology, and the Significance of
Vents. Excellent




OCEAN.COM – EVERYTHING ABOUT THE OCEAN
       http://www.ocean.com/
A huge site about the ocean and marine creatures. Sections to check out: The Ocean Channel,
Poseidon’s Library, Ocean Gallery and Marine Conservation. Excellent

OCEAN ECOSYSTEMS
       http://www.eagle.ca/~matink/themes/Biomes/oceans.html#LES
Links to oceanography websites and 24 lesson plans. Also in Lesson Plans section. Excellent

OCEAN EXPLORER – NOAA
         http://www.oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/about/about.html
“current information on a series of NOAA scientific and educational explorations and
activities in the marine environment. The site provides a platform to follow explorations in
near real-time, learn about exploration technologies, observe remote marine flora and fauna
in the colorful multimedia gallery, read about NOAA’s 200-year history of ocean exploration,
and discover additional NOAA resources in a virtual library.” Sections: Explorations, Projects,
Gallery, Technology, History, Library, and Education. Education section has a large number of
lesson plans. Note: Also in Lesson Plans section. Some of the Explorations are Submarine Ring
of Fire, Mountains in the Sea, Charleston Bump, and more. Outstanding. Excellent

OCEAN PLANET
        http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/ocean_planet.html
An online Smithsonian exhibition on the world’s oceans. You click on rooms in the floor plan to
see information from the exhibit. Includes all of the text and most of the images from the
original exhibit. Sections include: Resources, Oceans in Peril, Heroes, Sea People, and Ocean
Science. Check out the Educational Materials for a large number of lesson plans and activities
and Marine Science fact sheets. Excellent

OCEAN PLANET UNDERWATER FLYBY
        http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/OCEAN_PLANET/HTML/oceanography_flyby.html
A two-minute underwater tour of the sea floor. “NASA scientists have created a two-minute
animated tour under the Pacific Ocean, based on real data about the sea floor's peaks and
valleys. Submerge near Hawaii, run like a submarine to Japan, and finally dive to the ocean's
deepest point, between Japan and New Guinea.” Excellent

OCEAN TEACHER RESOURCES
        http://www.theteacherscorner.net/thematicunits/ocean.htm
A full page of links to oceanography-related sites and lesson plans. Excellent
OCEAN WORLD
        http://oceanworld.tamu.edu/
“provides both students and teachers with the latest issues in Oceanography, as well as access to
interactive materials, near and real-time data, and exciting activities and experiments.” Includes
teacher materials, interactive quizzes, extensive links and more. Sections: Fisheries, Currents,
Jason-1, Ice Ages, Coral Reefs, Weather, El Niño, Icebergs, Waves, and Satellites. Excellent

OCEANOGRAPHY – AN ONR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY FOCUS SITE FOR
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS
      http://www.onr.navy.mil/focus/ocean/
From the Office of Naval Research. Sections include: Ocean in Motion, Habitats, Ocean Life,
Ocean Water, Ocean Regions, Research Vessels, Activities, a Glossary and Links. Excellent

OCEANS                       NEW!
       http://edtech.kennesaw.edu/web/oceans.html
A page of links to websites, lesson plans, classroom activities and more. Excellent       Also in
Lesson Plans section

OCEANS ALIVE
       http://www.abc.net.au/oceans/alive.htm
A large amount of information, audio clips, and more. Sections: Whale Dreams; Jewels of the
Sea; Cool, Wet Facts; Seal Training; Beachcomber; Sea Rangers; links and more. Excellent

OCEANS FIELD TRIP
      http://www.field-guides.com/sci/oceank/index.htm
Take an internet field trip to explore the oceans. Includes Getting Ready and Teacher’s
Resources. Excellent

PALAU: PARADISE OF THE PACIFIC                     NEW!
       http://www.pbs.org/edens/palau/
A Living Eden site on Palau and its amazing underwater treasures. Sections: Legends of Palau,
A Titanic Interview, Under the Sea, Aquatic Classroom (lesson plans), Palau Resources and
Screensaver. Note: We now have the accompanying video. Order VT507019.
Excellent      Also in the Lesson Plans section.

PREPARE TO DESCEND! – VOYAGE TO THE DEEP
        http://www.ocean.udel.edu/deepsea/home/home.html
Details an expedition to the hydrothermal vents in the Sea of Cortes off the west coast of
Mexico. Sections: Mission & Crew, Seafloor Geology, Creature Features (including a photo
gallery), Toxic Chemistry( incl. a video), and High-Tech Tools. The New From the Deep
includes Dive Log, Daily Journal, Interviews, Call From the Deep and Neat Stuff {photos and
video clips}). Also includes a Test Your Ocean IQ Quiz. An outstanding site. Excellent
THE RIGHT WHALE NAMED METOMPKIN – HER STORY OF SURVIVAL –
ONLINE BOOK
       http://whale.wheelock.edu/books/MetompkinStory/
An interactive book for children about a whale. Includes Curriculum Resources and Research
sources. Excellent

SALMON: SPIRIT OF THE LAND & SEA                        NEW!
        http://www.oneworldjourneys.com/expeditions/salmon/
“Join One World Journeys and nature photographer Natalie Fobes, author Susan Zwinger,
conservationists Ian and Karen McAllister, videographer Franklin Viola, field technician
Toby Malina and digital photographer Russell Sparkman aboard the Explorer as we travel the
coastal waters of Alaska and British Columbia.
On this 10-day expedition, we enter the Great Bear Rainforest in search of the rare Kermode
or "Spirit" bear. Explore with us as we document orca whales, grizzly bears, and other
wildlife dependent upon the salmon's annual migration. Send us an email during the live
expedition with your questions about salmon.
Discover how the salmon embodies the spirit of land and sea in the Pacific Northwest. Take a
journey now and learn how the remarkable salmon is a critical link in the health of an entire
ecosystem.” Sections: Live Journey (with Dispatches and Team Profiles), Saga of the Salmon,
Eco-Gallery, People of the Salmon and Learn and Explore. Sound and photos along with
narration and captions provide a look at the important role that salmon play in the Pacific
Northwest. Outstanding. Excellent

SALT MARSHES FIELD TRIP                        NEW!
       http://www.field-trips.org/sci/salt/index.htm
A virtual field trip to salt marshes. Excellent

SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FOCUS – OCEANOGRAPHY & BLOW THE
BALLAST!
       http://www.onr.navy.mil/focus/blowballast/default.htm
Information for teachers and students from the Office of Naval Research. Oceanography:
Oceans in Motion, Habitats, Ocean Life, Ocean Water, Ocean Regions, Research Vessels, and
Resources. Blow the Ballast!: Rescue of the Squalus, Swede Momsen, Submarines, People
Under the Sea, and Resources. Excellent

SEA AND SKY
       http://www.seasky.org/sea.html
A huge amount of information with photos, games, puzzles, links and more. Sections: Sea
News, The Ocean Realm, Sea Lab, Sea Links, Aquarium Resources, Ocean Exploration, Sea
Gallery, and Sea Games. Includes lesson plans and activities. Excellent

SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURES
      http://www.bigelow.org/virtual/sst_sub1.html
Web resources for information plus classroom activities on sea surface temperatures. Includes
Background Info, Key Questions, Terminology, Web Links, Hands-On (activities), Images and
Movies. Excellent
SEA WORLD TEACHER GUIDES
        http://www.seaworld.org/just-for-teachers/guides/index.htm
Scroll down the list for curriculum guides to print out on various aquatic topics such as Orcas,
Penguins, Shark and more. Excellent




SHARKS
       http://www.kidzone.ws/sharks/
Information for students about sharks. Includes: Shark Activities (puzzles, games, word
scrambles, etc.), Shark Facts, and Shark Pictures (incl. photos and clipart). Excellent

SHARKS FIELD TRIP                       NEW!
       http://www.field-trips.org/sci/sharks/index.htm
A virtual field trip to learn about sharks. Excellent

THE SHARKS POOL
       http://www.geocities.com/RainForest/Canopy/3018/
Information on sharks. Sections: Shark Biology, Sharks vs. the Media, Finning, Shark Attack,
Shark Links, Shark News, Ask the Shark Man, Fun Stuff. Excellent

SHARKS VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP
       http://www.field-guides.com/sci/sharks/index.htm
Take a virtual field trip into the watery world of sharks. Are they all dangerous? Find out.
Includes Getting Ready and Teacher Resources. Excellent

STUDY OF PLACE – OCEAN CURRENTS EXPLORATION
         http://www.studyofplace.com/Modules/Module.cfm?ModuleId=2
A teaching module on ocean currents based on Benjamin Franklin’s charting of the Gulf Stream
and exploring ocean currents today. Includes background information, readings, classroom
activities and more. Excellent

TIDE POOLS – 42EXPLORE
        http://www.42explore.com/tidepool.htm
Basic information on tide pools plus activities and webquests. Excellent

TREASURES@SEA
       http://www.fi.edu/fellows/fellow8/dec98/main.html
Exploring the sea through literature. Includes art, activities, books, writing, interactive activities,
web resources and more. Excellent

THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP
        http://library.thinkquest.org/J001458/
A huge site about sharks. Sections include: General Facts, Species, Structure, Instinct,
Interview, Interesting Facts, Quiz, Poll, Shark Pictures, Shark Movies, and a Glossary. Excellent
TURTLE TRAX – A SEA TURTLE PAGE
        http://www.turtles.org/
Dedicated to marine turtles.       Includes: About Marine Turtles, Sickbay, Who’s
Underwater…,Glimpses of a Turtle House and much more. Click on the Contents Page to see all
the sections. Excellent

UNDERSEA AND OVERSEE – THE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE OF OUR
OCEANS
      http://sln.fi.edu/qa98/spotlight5/index.html
An exploration activity from the Franklin Institute. Excellent

UNDERSEA LANDSCAPES – EXPLORE THE WORLD BENEATH THE SURFACE
       http://www.gma.org/undersea_landscapes/index.html
Travel along as people explore areas under the surface of the Gulf of Maine. Sections: Alewives,
Cashes Ledge, Lobsters, Brook Trout, and the Bay of Fundy. Includes story, photos, 3D, and
some video clips. Excellent

THE VOYAGE OF THE ODYSSEY
       http://www.pbs.org/odyssey/
“The Voyage of the Odyssey is a five-year program designed to gather the first ever baseline
data on levels of synthetic contaminants throughout the world's oceans. It will use whales and
pelagic fish as indicator species for measuring the health of the seas.” Sections: What is the
Voyage?, Track the Voyage, Interactive Ocean, Class from the Sea, Voice from the Sea, Science
from the Field and Bowcam. Includes audio and video clips. Includes the possibility of live
teleconferencing. Excellent

VOYAGE TO PUNA RIDGE
        http://www.punaridge.org/
An account of a 36-day voyage to Hawaii’s most spectacular volcano. While volcanologists
study Kilauea’s eruptions daily, little is known about the underwater ridge it has formed
extending 75 kilometers from shore and to a depth of 4,500 meters. Sections include About the
Cruise, Science Factoids (incl. FAQs), Daily Flashes, Teacher Journal (from the several teachers
on board), Media Gallery and more. An outstanding site. Excellent

WELCOME TO WHALENET
        http://whale.wheelock.edu/Welcome.html
Three sections: Students, Teachers & Public. The Teachers’ section includes Ali’s Adventures,
Right Whale Data, Satellite Tracking Log, Ask a Marine Scientist, Humpback Whale Catalog,
Interactive Stories, Slide Shows, Curriculum and Lesson Plans, links and more. Excellent

WESTWARD BY SEA: A MARITIME PERSPECTIVE ON AMERICAN EXPANSION
1820-1890                                  NEW!
       http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/award99/mymhihtml/mymhihome.html
An American Memory collection from the Library of Congress. “This selection of items from
Mystic Seaport's archival collections includes logbooks, diaries, letters, business papers, and
published narratives of voyages and travels. The unique maritime perspective of these
materials offers a rich look at the events, culture, beliefs, and personal experiences associated
with the settlement of California, Alaska, Hawaii, Texas, and the Pacific Northwest. A number
of photographs, paintings, maps, and nautical charts are also included to illustrate the story of
Americans’ western seaborne travel. Various themes are touched upon, including whaling,
life at sea, shipping, women at sea, and native populations.”            Click on the Collection
Connections for an extensive Teacher’s Guide. Excellent

WHALE TIMES KIDS PAGE
        http://www.whaletimes.org/whakids.htm
Fishin’ for Facts; Ask Jake, the SeaDog, and The Neverending WhaleTale (students from around
the world add paragraphs to this continuing story), Whale Puzzlers and Species Sleuth.
Excellent

WHALES ON THE NET
       http://www.hotkey.net.au/~gclarke/home.html
Information on whales, whaling, whale art, photos, and much more. Excellent

WILD DOLPHINS
       http://www.southwest.com.au/~kirbyhs/dolphins.html
Information on wild dolphins with lots of photos. Includes many stories and photos of wild
dolphins that have chosen to befriend humans around the world. An outstanding site. Excellent

YELLOW JACKIE – AN OCEAN MYSTERY CHALLENGE
        http://www.accessexcellence.org/yjackie/
An interactive mystery on the high seas in which student detectives use science-based clues to
solve the mystery. Excellent




ALL ABOUT LOBSTERS
       http://octopus.gma.org/lobsters/
Information on lobsters from the Gulf of Maine Aquarium. Sections: All About Lobsters,
Lobster Life Cycles, Lobster Boats, How to Eat Lobster, Tales & Trivia, Lobster Activities, and
Lobster Links. Very Good

ALL ABOUT TURTLES
       http://octopus.gma.org/turtles/index.html
Information on turtles from the Gulf of Maine Aquarium. Sections: A Tale of Two Turtles,
Turtle Parts, Explore a Pond, Turtle Defense, Turtle Crafts, Turtle Species, and How You Can
Help. Very Good
AQUATIC ARCHIVE
       http://www.animalnation.com/Archive/aqua/Aqu.html
A large number of links to information about oceanographic topics.   Very Good

ARTIFICIAL REEFS OF THE FLORIDA KEYS
       http://www.indiana.edu/~scuba/artificial.html
Documents events at four ships sunk as artificial reefs in the Florida Keys. Includes Artificial
Reef Facts, Marine Biology (photos of sea life on the artificial reefs), Dive Info, an Underwater
Tour and more. Most of the information is on the USCG Duane. Very Good

ATLAS OF THE OCEANS
       http://www.oceansatlas.org/index.jsp
A United Nations site about the world’s oceans and ocean-related issues. Sections: Uses, Issues,
Geography and About. Very Good

ARTHUR’S WATER CREATURE CLIP ART                          NEW!
       http://arthursclipart.tripod.com/marine.htm
Both color and black and white clipart images. Click on the image at each section heading for a
large number of clips. Note: Many of the black and white images are suitable for printing as
coloring pages. Very Good

CAREER AFLOAT – GATEWAY TO MARITIME CAREERS                                      NEW!
       http://www.marad.dot.gov/acareerafloat/index.htm
A look at the many career opportunities on the water. Sections: Job Training, Job Locations, Job
Search, Job Descriptions. Salaries, and Proud History. Includes a lot of Maritime Virtual Tours.
Very Good

CAREERS IN OCEANOGRAPHY
       http://www.onr.navy.mil/onr/careers/
Information on careers in oceanography and marine-related fields. An online book. Very Good




THE CEPHALOPOD PAGE
       http://is.dal.ca/~ceph/TCP/index.html
Information on cephalopods (octopuses, squid, etc.), articles, photos, FAQs, Postcards, links and
more. Very Good

CHESAPEAKE BAY                        NEW!
       http://www.dnr.state.md.us/bay/
Information on the Chesapeake Bay, its ecosystem and efforts to preserve and protect it.
Sections: Restoration and Protection, Bay Grasses, Harmful Algae, Bay Monitoring, Bay Life
Guide, and Bay Education (including activities). Very Good
COASTS IN CRISIS
        http://pubs.usgs.gov/circ/c1075/contents.html
An online publication from the US Coast Guard on the problems and issues of our coastlines.
“In this book, the authors describe our Nation's varied coastal environments and the natural
processes and human actions that are constantly modifying them. Ignorance of these
processes exacerbates the tragic collisions between people and nature--such as Hurricane
Hugo last year in South Carolina, which left thousands homeless and destroyed billions of
dollars of property. We are still learning the lesson that Francis Bacon expounded almost four
centuries ago: "Nature to be commanded must be obeyed." To obey and command nature,
however, we must improve our scientific understanding of its forces and processes; only then
can we address the crisis now facing coastal communities.” Very Good

COCHRANE ARTIFICIAL REEF
        http://www.badarai.asn.au/
Details the deployment and subsequent success of an artificial reef two nautical miles off Barolin
Point on the east coast of Australia. Includes photos of the deployment, a history of the reef, and
some neat “fishy photos”. Very Good

COOL KIDS FISHIN’
        http://www.ncfisheries.net/kids/crustaceans.htm
Three sections: Crustaceans, Fish and Shellfish. Topics include: Food Chain, Fish Rules (fishing
regulations), Fish Parts, Fish Tales (stories), Connect the Crustacean, Shellfish Rehab and more.
Very Good




THE CORAL REALM
        http://www.coralrealm.com/homepage.html
A huge site on the coral reels and the variety of sea creatures that live on and around them.
Sections: Fish Encyclopedia, Shark Encyclopedia, Invertebrate Guide, Photos & Videos,
Interactive Map, Feature Articles, and Test Your Fish & Shark ID Skills. Note: Some sections
require membership. Very Good

CREATURES AND PLACES
       http://octopus.gma.org/Tidings/index.html
Links to information on different marine creatures. Sections: A Drop of Water; Myths, Legends
and Folklore; A Snail’s Tale; The Tortoise-Shell Limpet; Anadromous or Catadromous; A
Lumpy Fish: The Lumpfish; The Common Sand Dollar; The Common Loon; Bluefish; The
Curious Bog; Gardens in the Sea; and The Winter Beach. Very Good

CUBA REEFS – A LAST CARIBBEAN REFUGE
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/data/2002/02/01/html/ft_20020201.3.html
A National Geographic feature on coral reefs off Cuba. Read the story from the magazine.
Sights and Sounds is a 7 minute video presentation narrated by underwater photographer David
Doubilet. Multimedia is a collection of video clips. Click on the photos on the left for more
detailed about the photo. Very Good
DAVID’S DOLPHIN & WHALE PHOTOS
       http://neptune.atlantis-intl.com/dolphins/
A large collection of photos of dolphins and whales. Includes audio clips of their sounds. Links.
Very Good

DEEP-SEA PAGES
        http://people.whitman.edu/~yancey/deepsea.html
A page developed by Dr. Paul Yancey who conducts deep sea research. Includes expedition
photos. Sections: Our Study Sites; Pictures; Ships, Subs, Nets; How Life Copes; Environmental
Issues; News Updated Feb. 2004; and Ask Questions. Very Good

DEEP SEA SCIENCE
       http://www.lsc.org/extreme_deep/main.html
“Explore the links at the right and left to better understand the dynamic world of the ocean
deep.” Sections: Ecosystems, Life Forms, Geology, Technology, Diving, A Timeline of Sea
Exploration, Deep Sea Creatures and Caring For, Ocean Exploration by Woods Hole
Oceanographic Institution. Very Good

DINOFISH – COELACANTH: FISH OUT OF TIME
        http://www.dinofish.com/navbar.html
“Pre-dating the dinosaurs by millions of years and once thought to have gone extinct with
them 65 million years ago, the Coelacanth was "discovered" alive and well in 1938! Read all
about it- including the latest efforts to protect the creature, its pop-up appearances in "out of
the way" places” Sections: Home, News, Recent History, Conservation, Biology & Behavior,
Virtual Coelacanth Web cam, Online Videos, and Links. Very Good

DOLPHINS – ORACLES OF THE SEA – A THINKQUEST SITE
      http://library.thinkquest.org/17963/index-1.shtml?tqskip1=1
A student-created site on dolphins. Sections: Evolution, Taxonomy & Species; Anatomy;
Behavior; and The Relationship Between Humans and Dolphins. Very Good




FISH FAQs
       http://www.wh.whoi.edu/faq/index.html
A very long list of Fish FAQs. Very Good
IN SEARCH OF GIANT SQUID
       http://seawifs.gsfc.nasa.gov/squid.html
A look at the elusive giant squid. Click on the red squid to enter. Sections: From Myth to
Reality; Compare the Giant Squid with Another Large Squid; How is a Squid Like a Snail?;
Squid: The Inside Story; and Pictures from the Exhibition. Very Good

JELLIES: LIVING ART               NEW!
       http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/efc_se/se_jla.asp
An online exhibit from the Monterey Bay Aquarium on jellies and their important role in the
ocean ecosystem. Very Good

KIDS ONLY – MANATEES AND DUGONGS
        http://www.cep.unep.org/kids/kids.html
Information for students on manatees and dugongs. This is an illustrated book that can be
printed out and colored. Very Good

LIFE ON THE ROCKY SHORE – A THINKQUEST SITE                         NEW!
         http://library.thinkquest.org/J001418/
“Life on the Rocky Shore is about ocean tidepools. We have many fun activites for you to
explore on our web site. One of our interactive activities lets you identify the tidepool animals.
We have word searches, crossword puzzles, and quizzes about each individual animal. We
hope you will sign our guestbook and complete our survey. Most of all we hope that through
this site you will learn about and enjoy our oceans and their animals.” Includes information
about tides, tidepools and the creatures found in them as well as games, puzzles and quizzes.
Very Good

LIFE WITHOUT LIGHT – DEEP IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
       http://www.bio.psu.edu/People/Faculty/Fisher/cold_seeps/
Information about the life in the cold seeps on the ocean floor. Sections: Ice Worms, The
Tubeworms, The Mussels, The Brine Pool, The Food Chain, Our Laboratory, The Submarine
and QuickTime Videos. Very Good

MARINE MAMMAL STRANDING CENTER – BRIGANTINE, NEW JERSEY
        http://www.mmsc.org/index.html
Official site of the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine. Includes information on the
rescues and stranding they have responded to, News Articles and Archive, Marine Mammal
Information, lots of information on Chessie the Manatee and links to other sites. Very Good
MARINE MAMMALS
        http://www.gma.org/marinemammals/index.html
Information on marine mammals from the Gulf of Maine Aquarium. Sections: Cetacean
Profiles, Natural History, In the Gulf of Maine, Current Research, The Scientific Method,
Classroom Activities, and Links & Bibliography. Very Good

MIKE JOHNSON MARINE NATURAL HISTORY PHOTOGRAPHY
       http://www.earthwindow.com
A collection of excellent underwater photographs. Students are welcome to use the photos in
preparing class reports. Very Good

NeMO – NEW MILLENNIUM OBSERVATORY
        http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/vents/nemo/index.html
Follow the New Millennium Observatory as scientists study undersea volcanoes 200 miles off
the coast of Oregon and Washington. Includes a teacher’s section. Sections: Expeditions, NeMo
Explorer, About NeMo, NeMo Net and Education. Note: Includes lots of animations and video
but not all would open every time. Very Good

NEW ENGLAND AQUARIUM VIRTUAL TOUR
       http://www.neaq.org/vtour/index.html
Take a virtual tour of the New England Aquarium via web cams, a whale watch, an aquarium
tour and more. Very Good

NOAA SPECIALLY FOR TEACHERS
        http://www.education.noaa.gov/teachers.html
A large number of teacher resources including lesson plans, links, and all kinds of other
resources. Sections: Weather, Climate Change and Our Planet, Oceans and Coasts, Satellites and
Space, and Training and Other Opportunities & External Links. Check out the Training section
for Resources for Teachers – Ideas for the Classroom. Very Good Note: Also in Websites
section.

NORTHCOAST MARINE MAMMAL CENTER
        http://www.northcoastmarinemammal.org/index.html
Site for a private rescue and rehabilitation center for sick or injured seals, sea lions, dolphins,
porpoises and whales in northern California. Includes information on their programs and a Kids
Fun Page with a Quiz. There is also an Adopt-a-Seal program and a newsletter. Very Good.

OCEAN CLIPART                 NEW!
       http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Atrium/5924/creaturesofthesea.htm
A collection of clipart of fish, shells, arthropods and more. Very suitable for primary/elementary
students. Very Good

OCEANS AND SEAS                       NEW!
        http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/earth/Water/ocean.html&back=/search/se
arch_navigation.html&edu=mid
Basic information for Intermediate students on oceans and seas. Contains numerous links to
additional pages. Suitable for grades 3-6. Very Good
OCEANS VIRTUAL FIELD TRIP                         NEW!
       http://www.field-trips.org/tours/sci/oceank/_tourlaunch1.htm
A virtual field trip to the oceans. Very Good

PACIFIC TSUNAMI MUSEUM
       http://www.tsunami.org/index.htm
Web site for the Pacific Tsunami Museum located in Hilo, Hawaii. Includes Photo Archives and
excellent FAQs on tsunamis. Very Good

POLAR ENERGY -THE LITTLE ICEBREAKER THAT COULD
        http://whyfiles.org/061polar/
Details a project that deliberately froze a ship in the Arctic icepack and used it as a research
station as it drifted for a year with the polar ice pack. Photos show scientists gathering data.
Very Good

PROJECT NOPP OCEAN DRIFTERS
       http://www.drifters.doe.gov/
“Use data from ocean drifting buoys to integrate ocean science into your classroom science
and math instruction. Enhance your lessons with suggested educational activities and
curriculum materials developed and tested by teachers, or you can use only the data,
background information and reference images.” Note: Takes a while to load. Very Good

SEA TURTLE ADVENTURE                      NEW!
      http://www.bioc.rice.edu/precollege/galbay/galbay99/teachers/sea_turtle/index.html
A game for primary students in which they must help the baby sea turtle survive in the Gulf of
Mexico. Very Good

SEA TURTLE HOTLIST
       http://www.iwebquest.com/hotlists/seaturtle.htm
A hotlist of websites on sea turtles. Very Good




SEA TURTLE RESCUE AND REHABILITATION CENTER
        http://www.seaturtlehospital.org/
The site for a sea turtle sanctuary in North Carolina. Includes information on the current and
previous patients, the sea turtle nesting program and a photo album which includes photos of
releases of former patients. There are also before and after photos of the damage from
hurricanes Dennis and Floyd. Very Good

SEAHORSES IN PERIL
       http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/efc_se/se_ssh_peril.asp
Information on seahorses and the threats to them. An exhibit of the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
Very Good
SECRETS OF THE OCEAN REALM
       http://www.pbs.org/oceanrealm/index.html
Companion site to the PBS special. Includes Sea Dwellers, In the School (lesson plans!), Secrets
Quiz, Screensaver, Producers Secrets and more. Very Good

SHARK CLIPART                 NEW!
      http://www.postmodern.com/~fi/sharkpics/clipart/clip.htm
Good shark clipart suitable for primary students on up. Very Good

SHARK FRIENDS
       http://www.sharkfriends.com/
A lot of information about sharks and other sea creatures. Tried to dispel the misconceptions
about sharks. Includes activities, games and links. Very Good

TALES OF WHALES, TURTLES, SHARKS AND SNAILS – AN EDUCATION
HANDBOOK               NEW!
         http://www.graysreef.nos.noaa.gov/tw.html
“The purpose of this publication is to increase the awareness, knowledge and literacy of
elementary students in marine-related subjects. It is written also for elementary teachers to use
as a resource and guide to other environmental educational materials. Words underlined in
the text are defined in a glossary in the back of the book.
The concepts and activities presented here can be infused into the curriculum singly or they
can be used as a complete unit. While Gray's Reef is the model habitat for this publication, it's
important to remember that marine education concepts apply to any coastal environment.
Also, it's not necessary to be in proximity to a coastal environment in order to benefit from the
activities presented in this handbook.” Very Good




TOOTHWALKERS – GIANTS OF THE ARCTIC ICE
       http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/toothwalkers/index.html
A PBS companion site on the Arctic walrus. Includes photos and a video clip. Sections: Behind
the Scenes, Survival in the Arctic, Walruses in Captivity and Links. Very Good

VIRTUAL WHALE WATCHING
      http://www.whalewatch.ca/
Take a virtual tour on a whale watching boat and see whales, sea lions and porpoises. Very
Good

WAIKIKI AQUARIUM ONLINE
       http://www.mic.hawaii.edu/aquarium/
Take a virtual tour of the Waikiki Aquarium in Hawaii. Sections include: Virtual Tour, Live
Cameras (sharks, coral, seals) and Marine Life Profiles. Very Good
WELCOME TO LIFE IN THE OCEAN                     NEW!
       http://www.calstatela.edu/faculty/eviau/edit557/oceans/norma/oocean.htm
Photos and information suitable for elementary students. Sections: Sandy Beach, Tide Pool,
Kelp Forest, and Open Seas. Click on the thumbnail photos at the bottom of each page for
additional pages. Very Good

THE WHALE CENTER OF NEW ENGLAND
        http://www.whalecenter.org/
Information about whales. Sections: Whale Sightings, Whale Photos, Whale Sounds, Amazing
Facts, Adopt-a-Whale, Earth Day Whale Watch and more. Very Good

WHALE CONNECT-THE-DOTS BOOK                     NEW!
      http://www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/books/whaledots/
A whale and dolphin connect-the-dots coloring book that primary students can make. Very
Good

WHALE PRINTOUTS (TO COLOR)
         http://www.enchantedlearning.com/subjects/whales/activities/whaletemplates/Templ
atelist.shtml
A large number of whale pages to print out and color. Features 20 species of whales. Very
Good

WHAT’S IT LIKE WHERE YOU LIVE: MARINE ECOSYSTEMS NEW!
       http://mbgnet.mobot.org/salt/
Information on three marine ecosystems: Shorelines, Temperate Oceans and Tropical Oceans. A
colorful site that accompanies the video series and also stands on its own. Good photos and
descriptions.    Very Good
See VT503863 Shorelines VT503864 Temperate Oceans and VT503865 Tropical Oceans.

WOMEN EXPLORING THE OCEANS                          NEW!
       http://www.womenoceanographers.org/
“In this site we feature the careers of remarkable women in oceanography. Each woman has
followed a different path to her career and has gathered unique insights about her profession.
Learn how these women are contributing to our understanding and appreciation of the ocean
and how they go about their daily work.” Very Good

THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF THE MANATEE                               NEW!
        http://www.manateeworld.net/
Information on manatees and the efforts to save them. Includes FAQs, Picture Gallery, Mortality
Stats, Manatee Cam, and much more. Very Good

WOODS HOLE OCEANOGRAPHIC INSTITUTION                            NEW!
       http://www.whoi.edu/
“WHOI is dedicated to research and higher education at the frontiers of ocean science. Its
primary mission is to develop and effectively communicate a fundamental understanding of
the processes and characteristics governing how the oceans function and how they interact
with Earth as a whole.” Very Good
ADOPT-A-SHIP PROGRAM                          NEW!
       http://www.marad.dot.gov/Education/adopt_a_ship/index.html
 “This web site, a joint effort of The Propeller Club of the United States and the Maritime
Administration of the U.S. Department of Transportation, supports the teachers and ship
crews that are participating in the Adopt-A-Ship program of The Propeller Club. Each ship
involved in the program is adopted by a classroom each school year. During the year, the
class and the ship's crew correspond and share experiences. The plan fosters interests in
geography, history, math, science, transportation, foreign and domestic trade, and English. It
affords children an outlet for natural interests in the sea and teaches them something of the
staunch character of the men and women of the American Merchant Marine.
The web site offers an opportunity for all of the teachers and students (Grades 5-8) involved to
share their experiences with other schools and ships. Teachers are encouraged to share their
curricular activities through this site and assist other teachers in enriching their curriculum.”
Teachers interested in the program should click on
http://www.marad.dot.gov/Education/adopt_a_ship/brochu1.htm for more information.Good

ANIMAL SOUNDS LIBRARY
       http://www.seaworld.org/animal-info/sound-library/index.htm
Audio files where students can hear a beluga whale, a bottlenose dolphin, dolphin clicks, a killer
whale, California sea lions and more. Good

AQUARIUM OF THE PACIFIC
       http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/
Web site for the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA. Sections: Virtual Tour (see
below), Aquarium Video, Animal Database, and Behind the Scenes. Good

BABES IN THE SEA – LARVAE OF MARINE INVERTEBRATES
       http://www.ebiomedia.com/gall/larvae/larva1.html
Photos of the larvae of marine invertebrates, click for photos of the adults. Note: The videos
referenced are in the AVA Collection). Good

THE BIOLUMINESCENCE WEB PAGE – A PHOTO GALLERY
        http://lifesci.ucsb.edu/~biolum/
An explanation of bioluminescence and excellent photos of the organisms in the world’s oceans
that are bioluminescent. Sections: Myths, Photos, Organisms, Chemistry, Physiology, Modeling
and Instruments. Good

BRAINPOP – UNDERWATER WORLD
       http://www.brainpop.com/science/plantsandanimals/underwater/index.weml?&tried
_cookie=true
A fun site for kids with a movie, activities, and more. Note that this is a subscription service and
you can not do all of the activities without subscribing. Good

CALIFORNIA GRAY WHALE TUTORIAL
       http://www.slocoe.org/resource/whale/whale1.html
Information on the California Gray Whale. Sections: What is a California Gray Whale?,
Migration, Feeding, Whaling, Behavior, Calving, Whale Blowing sounds. Good
CAREERS IN MARINE SCIENCE
       http://oceanlink.island.net/career/career2.html
A page of links for those interested in a career in marine science. Good

CREATURE FEATURES
       http://www.ocean.udel.edu/deepsea/level-1/creature/creature.html
From the Prepare to Descend! Voyage to the Deep site, four video clips of Tubeworm, Vent
Crab, Pompeii Worm, and Ancient Bacteria. Good

CRESLI PHOTOGRAPHS AND VIDEOS
       http://www.cresli.org/cresli/slides/slides.html
Photo slideshows and videos on whales, turtles and seals. Good

CYBEREEF – PHOTO GALLERY                             NEW!
       http://www.cybereef.com/index.html
A collection of photo galleries on coral reefs and the marine life that live there. Sections: Latest
News, Dominica, Slideshows, Curaçao, Undercover Agents, The Eyes Have It, The Nudibranch
Page, Mabul & Sipadan, and Hot Links. Good photos. Good

DAILY TIDE AND CURRENT PREDICTION CALCULATOR NEW!
       http://www.tides.com/mwpred.htm
Enter a location and get a detailed tide and wave chart. For Cumberland County it includes the
Maurice River and the Delaware Bay. Good

DEEPEST PLACE IN THE OCEAN – EXTREME SCIENCE
       http://www.extremescience.com/DeepestOcean.htm
Information from Extreme Science on the Challenger Deep, the deepest place in the ocean.
Good

DIVING SINAI
       http://www.geographia.com/egypt/sinai/divehome.html
Underwater life in the Red Sea. Click on Life of the Red Sea for the Marine Life Gallery with
excellent photos. Good

DOLPHIN LOG
       http://www.dolphinlog.org/
The young people’s site for the Cousteau Society. Discusses the Cousteau Society Ships,
Jacques-Yves Cousteau, Creature Features, Cousteau Quiz, a Gallery of Images and more. Good

EVERYTHING YOU EVER WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SEA ICE….
       http://southport.jpl.nasa.gov/polar/iceinfo.html
Just what it says. Information on sea ice with good photos. Good

THE EXPLORAQUARIUM
       http://www.ocean.washington.edu/people/grads/scottv/exploraquarium/
Explore the ocean off the coast of Washington. Click the photo to the left for deep thermal
vents. Good
EXPLORING THE DEEP OCEAN FLOOR
        http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/exploring.html
This site discusses the environment on the deep ocean floor including hot springs and bizarre sea
life. Good




FIONA’S SHARK MANIA
        http://www.oceanstar.com/shark/
All about sharks. Includes: What’s New, Gallery of Sharks, Fun Shark Graphics, True Shark
Stories, Cool Sharks of the Web, Shark Clip Art, SharkL (mailing list), Sharks in Literature and
links. Good

FISH FREE COLORING BOOK PAGES FOR KIDS                             NEW!
       http://www.lafishmag.com/clipart.html
A large number of free coloring pages for primary students. Good

FISH WORD SEARCH PUZZLE                       NEW!
      http://www.thepotters.com/puzzles/fish.html
A word search puzzle on fish to print out for students. Good

FISHEYE VIEW CAM
       http://www.fisheyeview.com/
A camera allows virtual views of a coral reef aquarium. See live views plus archived photos and
video streams. Good

FLORIDA KEYS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY
       http://www.fknms.nos.noaa.gov/
Information on the resources and the conservation efforts of the Florida Keys National Marine
Sanctuary. Good

THE GREAT CHINESE MARINER ZHENG HE (CHENG HO)
       http://www.chinapage.com/zhenghe.html
The great Chinese mariner Zheng He traveled the oceans in the 15th century, visiting 30 countries
over 28 years. The site features a drawing of his huge ship (much larger than Columbus’) and a
map of this travels. Good

HORSESHOE CRABS: A LIVING FOSSIL
       http://www.dnr.state.md.us/education/horseshoecrab/
Information on horseshoe crabs. Sections: Life History, Anatomy, The Fishery, Conservation,
Medical Uses, Raising Crabs and How to Help. Good

HYDROTHERMAL ENVIRONMENTS ON THE OCEAN FLOOR
       http://www.resa.net/nasa/ocean_hydrothermal.htm
An examination of the ocean floor environment. Sections: Mid-Oceanic Ridges, Hydrothermal
Communities, Vent Bio-Chemistry, Hypotheses About Life’s Origins, Current Research and
Links. Good
LATITUDE: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF 15TH CENTURY NAVIGATION
        http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~feegi/index.html
Explores how the development of latitude helped explorers navigate the world’s oceans.
Sections include: Ships, Beacons, Maps, Latitude, Compass Rose, Earth’s Magnetism,
Traditional Sailing, Science of Sailing, Coastal Navigation, Ocean Currents, Ocean Weather,
Longitude, and more. Each section provides simple illustrations and information. Good for
students. Good

LET’S GO TO THE OCEAN!
       http://www.bry-backmanor.org/oceanfun/ocean.html
Primary grade crafts with ocean themes. Includes coloring pages. Good

THE MARIANA TRENCH
       http://www.smarterscience.com/marianatrench.html
Information on the Mariana Trench, the deepest place in the ocean. Includes: Deepsea Diving
Machines, Biology, Geology & Geochemistry, Plate Tectonics and Geological Oceanography,
Japan Marine Science and Technology Center (JAMSTEC), Literature and Oceanography Links.
Good

MARINE ECOSYSTEMS
       http://geosun1.sjsu.edu/~dreed/105/exped7/1.html
An examination of the chemical and biochemical basis for the marine ecosystem. Sections:
Introduction, Chemosynthesis, Carbon in the Sea, Carbon Cycle, Conditions for Life, Limiting
Nutrients, Nutrient Distribution, and Life in the Sea. Good

MARITIME HISTORY                  NEW!
        http://marad.dot.gov/Education/maritimehistory.htm
A site from the US Maritime Administration on Maritime History in the U. S. Good

MINING CRAB IN ALASKA – KAREN DUCEY                                NEW!
        http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/ducey/index.html
A photo essay with captions on fishing for crabs in Alaska. Each photo has a description of the
action. Includes biographical information and a discussion of her work. Good

MONSTER WAVES – CLASSROOM ACTIVITY
       http://www.eduplace.com/rdg/gen_act/disaster/monster.html
A classroom activity on tsunamis. Good

MONSTERS OF THE DEEP
      http://www.abc.net.au/science/ocean/monsters/default.htm
An Australian site on cephalopods. Sections: Tons of Tentacles, Blue Blood, Giants of the Deep,
Soup-ed Up Snails, Packed with Poison, Calamari Cuisine and New Aussie Species. Good

NEPTUNE’S WEB – OCEAN TRIVIA
       http://pao.cnmoc.navy.mil/educate/neptune/trivia/trivia.htm
A page of trivia questions about the world’s oceans and marine life. Good
OCEAN CLIPART FOR KIDS                         NEW!
       http://www.cyberbreezes.com/clipart/ocean.htm
A collection of clipart (29) suitable for elementary students. Good

OCEAN LIFE RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS
       http://www.stemnet.nf.ca/CITE/oceanlife.htm
A page of links to marine life resources. Includes fact sheets. Good

OCEAN LINK – INTERACTIVE INFORMATION PAGE FOR THE MARINE
SCIENCES
       http://oceanlink.island.net/
Sections include: Ask a Scientist, Answer Archives, Ocean Info, Career Info, AquaFacts, Ocean
News, Records, Ocean Matters, Students in Action, a Glossary and Links. Good

OCEAN MINING
       http://www.geology.utoronto.ca/marinelab/research/mining.html
Information on plans to mine mineral riches from the ocean floor. Good

OCEANOGRAPHY FROM THE SPACE SHUTTLE
        http://daac.gsfc.nasa.gov/CAMPAIGN_DOCS/OCDST/shuttle_oceanography_web/
oss_cover.html
“Oceanography from the Space Shuttle is a pictorial survey of oceanic phenomenon visible to
the naked eye from space.” Photos from space showing various coastlines, islands, ship wakes,
pollution and more. Good

OCEANOGRAPHY LINKS
       http://www.alfy.com/teachers/teach/thematic_units/Oceanography/OCN_1.asp
Fun oceanography links for primary students. Good

OCEANOGRAPHY THEME PAGE                             NEW!
       http://www.cln.org/themes/oceanography.html
A page of annotated links to sites about oceanography. Good

OCEANS WORD SEARCH PUZZLE                          NEW!
      http://www.thepotters.com/puzzles/oceans.html
A word search puzzle to print out for students. Good

THE OCTOPUS SHOW
       http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/octopus/
A PBS site on the octopus. Sections: A Legend of the Deep, Sea Chameleons, Cephalopod Quiz,
and Resources. Includes photos and a video clip. Good

THE PERFECT PEARL
      http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/pearl/
A Nova online site about pearls and oysters. Sections: What’s Killing the Oysters?, Culture of
Freshwater Pearls, How Many Pearls?, History of Pearls, Teacher’s Guide, and Resources. Good
PUGET SOUND EXPLORER’S GUIDE
       http://www.pugetsound.org/kids/explorer/
A guide for kids of the Puget Sound and its inhabitants. Good

REEF ZONE TOUR
        http://www.cyberlearn.com/zones.htm
A brief tour of the different zones where the beach meets a coral reef. The types of creatures
living in each zone are explained. Good

THE SALT MARSH – LESSON PLAN
        http://web.utk.edu/~ctmelear/ossabaw/LeggettVestWilliams/Lesson3Leggett.htm
A lesson plan on salt marshes. Students must compare and contrast the different components of
a salt marsh and prepare a report on one of them. Good

SEA CRITTERS THAT CAN REALLY HURT YOU!
       http://www.aloha.com/~lifeguards/critters.html#seasnake
Information on dangerous and venomous sea organisms around Hawaii. Includes: Anemones,
Barracudas, Cone Snails, Moray Eels, Needle Fish, Sharks, Stingrays, Sea Urchins, Sea Snakes
and several more. Good

A SEA FULL OF SHARKS – A THINKQUEST SITE
       http://library.thinkquest.org/J001597/kj.html?tqskip1=1
A student-created site discussing different kinds of sharks: Meat-eating Sharks, Basking Sharks,
and Ancient Sharks. Other sections: Picture Album, Shark Chat!, Simulation, The Games Page
and Bibliography. Good

SEA SERPENTS AND LAKE MONSTERS
        http://theshadowlands.net/serpent.htm
A speculative site that discusses the tales about sea serpents and how some sea creatures thought
extinct have been found. Not meant to be taken too seriously. Good

SEA TURTLES AND THREATS TO THEIR SURVIVAL
       http://www.cccturtle.org/contents.htm
Information on sea turtles and the threats they face. Includes species, habits, nesting, a quiz, a
video clip and more. Good




SEAHORSES – DOCSLAW SEAWORLD
       http://www.seahorses.de/
Information and photos of seahorses and pipe fish. Sections: Seahorses, Pipefish, Keeping,
Breeding, Gallery, Exotic, Links, and Tanks. Good
THE SEARCH FOR TOXIC ALGAE ALONG THE ANTARCTIC PENINSULA
                                                     NEW!
       http://www.whoi.edu/redtide/antarctica/
Read the dispatches of scientists studying toxic algae (red tides) and whether they occur in
Antarctic waters. Good




SEASHELLS.ORG
        http://www.seashells.org/
Information for students about seashells. Sections: Beachcombing, Identifying Your Treasures,
Cleaning and Preserving Seashells, Cleaning and Preserving Sealife, What to Do with Your
Finds, and Legend of the Sand Dollar. Good

SHARK MYTHS
       http://www.marinelab.sarasota.fl.us/~rhueter/sharks/myths.phtml
Shark myths and the facts. Good

SHARK PUZZLES AND COLORING PAGES
       http://www.kidzone.ws/sharks/activities/shark_cryptogram.htm
Shark cryptogram, coloring pages, shark decode, shark maze, shark word scramble and more.
Good
SHARK SCHOOL                 NEW!
       http://www.sdnhm.org/kids/sharks/index.html
Kids can learn all about sharks. Sections: From the Shore to the Deep Blue Sea, Shark FAQs,
Shark Glossary, Fish & Games, Shark Parts, and Ponder This. Good

SHARK SURFARI ONLINE QUIZ
       http://www.nationalgeographic.com/features/97/sharks/
An online shark quiz from National Geographic. Includes More About Sharks and Ask the
Expert. Good

SHARKS: THE TRUTH ABOUT THE MONSTERS OF THE DEEP- A THINKQUEST
SITE
        http://library.thinkquest.org/J001458/?tqskip1=1
A student-created site on sharks. Sections include: Facts, Species, Structure, Instinct, Interview,
Interesting Facts, Quiz, Poll, Shark Pictures, Shark Movies and more. Good

THE SKINNY ON… THE OCEAN IN A SEASHELL
        http://www.discovery.com/area/skinnyon/skinnyon971226/skinnyon.html
A site for kids on why you can “hear” the ocean when you put a shell to your ear. Good

SUBMERSIBLES
       http://oceanexplorer.noaa.gov/technology/subs/subs.html
Information on the manned and unmanned submersibles used for ocean exploration. Good
TURNING THE TIDE ON TRASH: MARINE DEBRIS CURRICULUM
        http://www.epa.gov/OWOW/OCPD/Marine/contents.html
An printable book on marine debris from the EPA. In PDF format. Includes additional materials
for both students and teachers. Good

UNDER THE SEA: AQUATIC LIFE CROSSWORD PUZZLE
       http://www.nytimes.com/learning/teachers/xwords/20010715.html
A crossword puzzle from the NY Times on aquatic life. Good

THE VIRTUAL OCEAN
       http://www.euronet.nl/users/janpar/virtual/ocean.html
A look at some of the microscopic sea life found in oceans. Good

VIRTUAL WORLD: GREAT BARRIER REEF                          NEW!
        http://www.nationalgeographic.com/earthpulse/reef/reef1_flash.html
A virtual tour of the life on the Great Barrier Reef. You get an animated reef scene where you
click on the animal to see more information. Very limited but good for primary students. Good

THE WHALESONG PROJECT
       http://www.whalesong.net/index.htm
Audio clips of whale “songs”. Good

WHAT IS UNDERWATER ARCHEOLOGY?
       http://www.abc.se/~pa/uwa/whatis.htm
Information on underwater archeology and what we can find. Good

WONDERS OF THE SEAS LESSONS
        http://www.oceanicresearch.org/lesson.html
Eight lessons on sea creatures. Sponges, Cnidarians, Mollusks, Echinoderms, Arthropods,
Sperm Whales, Chessie the Manatee and Sharks. Good info and pictures. Note: Not lesson
plans as previously listed. Good

WORLD DIVE QUEST                     NEW!
       http://www.goals.com/WorldDiveQuest/
Follow the adventures of a diver in locations around the world. Sections: Fiji, Australia,
Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Maldives, Red Sea, South Africa, Zanzibar, and Galapagos I.
Excellent photos. Descriptions of the area and marine life. Good

A WORLD OF MOONLIGHT – DAVID DOUBILET GALLERY                             NEW!
       http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/doubilet/index.html
A collection of 11 photos from one of the world’s top underwater photographers. Includes
biographical information. Good

				
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